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Collection Title
Vauxhall Gardens (1833-37)
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1609/2264 (1, 13, 17, 24, 34.)
Five wordbooks for the Songs, Duets, Trios, etc sung in the Concerts at the Royal Gardens, Vauxhall betwen 1833 and 1837, arranged as listed within a bound volume

14 August 1835: for the benefit of Signor Venafra, being a concert of Italian operatic excepts – the vast majority by Rossini – given by Mademoiselle Grisi, Madame Kyntherland, Mademoiselle de Angeli, Mademoiselle Brambilla, Signor LaBlache, Signor Ivanoff, Signor Balfi, Signor Rubini and Signor Tamburini (vocal), led by Mr Mori. The wordbook provides the majority of the texts in both Italian and English.

[no date] 1837 season: a two-part concert of solo and ensemble English vocal music, with orchestral Overtures (unattributed) at the start of each part, given in the ‘Open Orchestra’ by Misses Agnes and M. Taylor, Mr Bedford, Mr Buckingham, Mr Robinson and Mr Stansbury, directed by Stansbury. This document begins with a general statement/outline of the arrangements at the Gardens and carries a brief illustration of the venue (front cover).

15 July 1833: A Morning and Evening Concert, given in aid of the funds of the Royal Dispensary for the Diseases of the Ear, by Signor Paganini, Madame de Meric, Madame Grandolfi, Miss E. Romer, Signor de Begnis, Signor Galli and Mr Seguin (vocal). The Morning Concert was held in the Rotunda and consisted of English and Italian operatic excerpts, with orchestral overtures and instrumental solos from Paganini (violin) and Miss Elizabeth Jonas (piano). The Evening Concert was a two-part performance of solo and ensemble English vocal music, with orchestral overtures and other orchestral pieces, played by the German band. The performance included new songs by Alexander Lee and H.R. Bishop, composed especially for Vauxhall.

[no date] 1835 season: a two-part concert of solo and ensemble English vocal music, with orchestral overtures by Mozart at the beginning of each part, given by Mr Frazer James, Miss Paget, Mr H. Horncastle, Mr Mears, Mr Buckingham and Mr Bedford (vocal), led by Mr R. Hughes. This document carries some general announcements regarding proceedings at the Gardens, including the claim that: ‘The Concert will begin at half-past Nine, and will consist of Ballads, Duets, and Comic Singing, principally new, with Selections from the works of eminent Composers’.

[no date] 1836 season: a concert of solo and ensemble English vocal music, given by Miss Forde, Mr Robinson, Mr Buckingham and Mr Stansbury, directed by Stansbury.
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1833 - 1837
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The British Library St Pancras ,96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB
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Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council